BSocSc Politics and International Relations / Careers

Year of entry: 2020

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Career opportunities

Our degree in Politics and International Relations gives you the skills and knowledge that you need to be able to succeed in the future.

Politics graduates are highly sought after, and are able to use their skills and knowledge in a wide range of different areas, including marketing, media, public affairs, PR and more.

Some of our politics graduates are currently working for:

  • Thomson Reuters;
  • Google;
  • Barclays;
  • Deloitte;
  • HMRC;
  • Royal Danish Embassy;
  • Ministry Of Justice;
  • Greater Manchester Chamber Of Commerce;
  • Cicero Consultancy; and
  • Essex County Council.

The University of Manchester also has one of the best records for placing graduates with employers of any British university, and we are currently the joint most targeted university by top graduate recruiters in the UK.

A popular option is postgraduate study. While staying at Manchester is by far the most popular option, recent graduates have also gone to study at Oxford, Cambridge, University of Nottingham, University of Durham, London School of Economics and Political Science and School of Oriental and African Studies.

Our award-winning careers service will work in partnership with you throughout your degree to develop and improve the skills that employers look for.

You can further improve your employability by choosing course units in Year 2 from:

Find out more on our Careers and employability page.

Associated organisations

We are affiliated to the European Consortium for Political Research and a corporate member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES).

We also play an active part in both the Political Studies Association and the British International Studies Association.